Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 7:12 AM EDT May 5, 2019 Nobody knows how to take advantage of those precious months from May to August quite like summer-starved Michiganders. And there are few more beloved ways to spend that time than one of region’s time-honored rituals: summer concerts. The 2019 concert season is set to get under way in full stride in coming weeks, as shows and festivals begin lighting up the metro Detroit calendar. The area’s most popular summer venue, DTE Energy Music Theatre, will kick off its season May 19 with a show from the retiring metal band Slayer, while traditional season opener Eddie Money will grace the DTE stage on May 25. There are fewer artists lined up for DTE this year — about three dozen contrasted with nearly 50 last year — but big shows include Bob Seger's six-night stand (June), four from Kid Rock (September), and dates by country powerhouses Florida Georgia Line (Aug. 10 and 22) and Jason … [Read more...] about Detroit summer concert guide 2019: 9 things to know
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Melanie D.G. Kaplan, The Washington Post Published 8:53 am CST, Friday, February 8, 2019 Joshua Tree is among the towns in the high desert that have become magnets for musicians. Visitors can find live music and open mics most days of the week, and music festivals in spring and fall. Joshua Tree is among the towns in the high desert that have become magnets for musicians. Visitors can find live music and open mics most days of the week, and music festivals in spring and fall. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Melanie D.G. Kaplan Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Melanie D.G. Kaplan Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Joshua Tree is among the towns in the high desert that have become magnets for musicians. Visitors can find live music and open mics most days of … [Read more...] about Forget Coachella: There’s a vibrant, more affordable music scene at Joshua Tree
Peter Ormerod interviews Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey about life as Ziggy's drummer and doing justice to Bowie's legacy It's Friday January 8, 2016. Woody Woodmansey is in New York and it's David Bowie's birthday. Woody is drumming with Holy Holy, the band he's formed with Bowie's long-time producer Tony Visconti. During the show, Visconti calls Bowie. The crowd sing him Happy Birthday; Bowie thanks them and asks for their verdict on Blackstar, the album he's released that day. Their response is rapturous. Bowie wishes the band good luck and says he'll catch them later on the tour. Within two days, Bowie has died. "That was pretty surreal," says Woody now. "And we had to decide how we'd continue - out of respect, do we pull off the road? But Tony had said 'look, he worked right to the end - he didn't give up'. And I said it was the same even on the early Ziggy tours - he wasn't always eating properly, and he'd get flu, and we'd go 'we can't play tonight - you can hardly talk', and he'd … [Read more...] about The last Spider from Mars: Woody Woodmansey on life and work with Bowie ahead of Leamington gig